A beautiful little fantasy in Fairyland, where a little girl learns lots of lessons... and is aware she's inside a fairytale learning lots of lessons. That's what really made this for me, together with the likeable characters, a handful of little twists and some surprising brutality considering the 'target audience'. The more I think about it, the more I realise that some of the story gets pretty deep and emotional, taking it way beyond a 'children's book'. At the same time it's a whole lot of fun. I really can't wait to get onto the next book in the series.